Time Machine not backing up recent files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ventmore, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I received my new 24" iMac a few days ago, and have spent the last few days setting it up and getting acquainted with the new features.

    I purchased a MyBook Studio 1TB drive to use with Time Machine, as it sounded like a good way to keep everything backed up.

    Everything seemed to be working well, until I started flicking through some of my folders in TM. I noticed that the files I had added an hour or so earlier hadn't backed up. I had just recently set an exclusion on a single folder, so decided to try removing it. TM then backed a few GB of files up.

    I decided to add some test files to a folder, and run TM again. Again, it didn't back the new files up.

    The only thread I seem to be able to find describing similar behavior is here:


    One guy notes that he gets this behavior after sleeping his machine, which is what I've been doing...and what I intend to do 99% of the time. This thread is from 2008 however, so I would expect this issue to have been ironed out by now.

    Restarting the machine seems to have fixed the problem, but I don't know for how long, and since TM wasn't actually throwing an error, I'm not going to know if it starts happening again.

    Is it worth sticking with TM, or do I need to give it up and move to imaging with Super Duper?

    All input appreciated
  2. ventmore thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I got rid of the WD MyBook, and replaced it with a Seagate Freeagent Desk for Mac. Time Machine now works a treat :)

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